The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption is a ruse, as he is shielding his friends and associates from the law.
This was stated in a statement released by Dayo Adeyeye, the spokesperson for the Ahmed-Makarfi faction of the PDP on Wednesday.
It also said Buhari’s letter to the Senate, defending the corruption allegations against EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu and Secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir Lawal, shows he was targeting only the opposition.
The statement read: “It is no longer news that all those who are serving in the government of President Buhari or who are members of his Party, the APC within the last two years of his administration have all been cleared of any wrongdoing, notwithstanding documentary and other incontrovertible evidences to the contrary.
“The Presidency in today’s dispensation is the ‘judicial clearing house’ issuing clean bill of health to all accused corrupt officials who are members of the APC and friends of the administration.
“It is quite disturbing that the President cleared his SGF of wrongdoing despite the weighty evidence of his ‘Grass-cutting abilities’ uncovered by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, implicating Babachir (Lawal) of complicity in the award of contract relating to the IDP Camp in Borno State amounting to over N200m.”
The party accused the government of double standards in its fight against corruption and different laws.
“One law is for the PDP and other opposition parties and their leaders while the other is for the ruling party, the APC and friends of this administration,” it said.
PDP also recalled that the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Burati, was cleared of all accusations even after clear evidences were presented against him.
Adeyeye said: “In the same vein, ‘Buhari’s Court’ also cleared the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahaman Dambazzau (retd.) for allegedly owning properties worth over N1.5bn in the United States of America.
“In fact, rather than being prosecuted, he was rewarded with the highest budget vote in the 2017 Budget.
“What about the Case of Jafaru Isa? The President’s friend and confidant was alleged to have taken millions of naira from the purported Arms money but that has also gone under since it was first mentioned in the media.
“While Isa’s case is dead, others mentioned with him are either defending themselves in courts or are being tried in the media to intimidate them into silence.
“Another case worth mentioning is that of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who also has several allegations of corruption hanging around his neck but obviously has being cleared of them.”
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